Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region: Key Figures

Overall

  • 2nd most populous French region
  • 3.5% population growth (2 times higher than France itself 2 times higher than the EU)
  • 1 inhabitant of 2 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is under 40 years old and 1 inhabitant in 4 under 20 years old
  • 1.5% of European GDP, 2nd rank French

 

Employment/Economy

  • 450,000 companies
  • 94% of companies have fewer than 10 employees
  • 15 competitiveness clusters, 19 clusters
  • € 6.5 billion / year invested in research
  • 3000 students in higher education
  • 2nd French tourist region after Ile-de-France

 

Agriculture

  • 3rd largest forest of France
  • 4th agricultural region on the surface, 7th agricultural region in value
  • 62500 farms
  • 116300 permanent assets
  • 13% of French farms
  • Region n ° 1 for AOC-AOP, n ° 2 for organic and short circuits

 

Population

  • 19 agglomerations of more than 50,000 inhabitants
  • 1/3 of inhabitants live in the 5 largest cities
  • 85% of the population under the influence of a large urban center
  • Europe's largest mountain region: 67% of the mountain region and 1 inhabitant in 3 lives more than 700 m above sea level
  • 140 inhabitants / km2 for the 8 departments of the north, 50 inhabitants / km2 for the 4 southern departments